It is the time of year where season finales are wowing us, and series finales are making us cry. It is the time where we start thinking that all good television has already left us, like Bates Motel and The Vampire Diaries and Grimm and Outsiders (and many many more). We have to browse through the brand new shows and the revivals for the next future classic to tear at our hearts or make us laugh. One show I will definitely be checking out is The Good Doctor, headed to ABC, starring genius Freddie Highmore.
With the Marvel Cinematic Universe being as expansive as it is, there is more then plenty of room for characters from other films to cross over into the TV side. We saw a little bit of that in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with Lady Sif and Nick Fury, but rarely do the characters from the TV world ever make an appearance in the films. Now with the MCU expanding its TV series with four new titles (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist) that will culminate into a Defenders miniseries as a part of the Netflix deal, there has been growing expectations for the Marvel Television series of ABC Studios and Netflix to leap to the big screen.
Of course that would be a delight for fans for any number of reasons, but just giving everyone from all those series the right amount of screentime would be a tall order. And that’s where Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War co-director Anthony Russo comes in. As much as we would all like to see a crossover of that magnitude happen, the director says that we shouldn’t get our hopes up. More on the story below.
ABC and Marvel Studios are developing yet another series based on a classic Marvel property, but it won’t be a action-drama like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Agent Carter. They’re going in a much different direction for this new show.
According to Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister, the network has recently purchased a script for a half-hour, single-camera comedy series based on Marvel’s Damage Control comic series. Created by writer Dwayne McDuffie (who pitched the idea to Marvel as “a sitcom within the Marvel Universe”) and artist Ernie ColÃ³n, Damage Control first appeared in the pages of 1988’s Marvel Age Annual and the May 1989 issue of Marvel Comics Presents before graduating to a comic title of its very own the same year. It told the story of the construction crew tasked with cleaning up and rebuilding after a major superhuman battle in the Marvel Universe.
Marvel’s TV plans go far beyond Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Agent Carter, and the four series on Netflix. Following the major success of Daredevil, announcing that the two ABC shows have been renewed, and launching a spinoff series with 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley, comes a bunch of new rumors surrounding current shows and shows that have yet to air.
Learn more about these shows, plus reaction to them from the higher-ups below.
December is here, which means a lot of the shows you watch on TV is or will be on their winter breaks. Come January, these shows will either continue on with their season or will have been cancelled. Now there are also mid-season premieres to look forward to, one of which is Marvel’s Agent Carter. The show is based on the character played by Hayley Atwell, who first appeared in Captain America: The First Avenger, then the Marvel One Shot of the same name, which was followed by her appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Agent Carter would eventually be turned into a televised series, with ABC ordering eight episodes. Now it has been cut down to seven, because the network will turn the premiere into a two-hour event. Hit the jump for more.